Pastoral Care of LGBT Persons and Their Families

September 20, 2016 ...

In this one-hour webinar, psychologist Mark Yarhouse, author of “Understanding Gender Dysphoria” and founder of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University, shared tools for compassionate and biblically faithful ministry to LGBT persons and their families. The webinar recording costs $25 for non-members. If you are an NAE member and would …

Attend Your Child’s Same-sex Wedding Ceremony

June 24, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) put this question to its leaders in the May Evangelical Leaders Survey. The majority of evangelical leaders (61 percent) would counsel Christians to attend their child’s same-sex wedding ceremony. “Protecting and maintaining the parent-child relationship drives the responses to this survey,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “The values evangelical …

God Defined Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

While commentators, politicians and judges may revise their understanding of marriage in response to shifting societal trends, followers of Jesus should embrace his clear vision of marriage found in Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his …

Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

“At the beginning of the Bible, God defined marriage. In the New Testament, Jesus described marriage. Neither asked the Supreme Court for a new definition or description,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE today released a statement about marriage in light of the court’s redefinition, which says in part: Nothing in the Supreme Court’s …

Supreme Court Hears Historic Marriage Case

April 23, 2015 ...

“Human history in every culture has defined marriage as the enduring and intimate relationship of a man and a woman,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “This definition has established the primary expression of a family. It is worthy of protection.” The NAE joined an amici brief with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Church …

NAE Finds President’s Executive Order Lacking

July 21, 2014 ...

“The President missed an opportunity to lead the nation toward greater tolerance and social harmony by respecting diverse viewpoints on divisive issues,” NAE President Leith Anderson said. “Religious groups that have longstanding and principled positions should be allowed to compete for federal contracts on an equal basis.” As federal contractors, religious organizations provide overseas relief …

Letter to the President on Executive Order on Hiring Decisions

June 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, DC 20500 by email, c/o Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Dear Mr. President: As leaders and supporters of faith-based service organizations, we ask that you include explicit religious freedom protections in any executive …